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catastrophic

[ kat-uh-strof-ik ]
/ ˌkæt əˈstrɒf ɪk /
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adjective
of the nature of a catastrophe, or disastrous event; calamitous: a catastrophic failure of the dam.
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Sometimes cat·a·stroph·i·cal, ca·tas·tro·phal [kuh-tas-truh-fuhl] /kəˈtæs trə fəl/ .

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How to use catastrophic in a sentence

  • At seventeen such things are not embarrassing; they are catastrophical.

    Seventeen|Booth Tarkington
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